Williams got off to a bit of a slow start with St. Lucie, but quickly settled into a groove. He was riding a scorching hot stretch down in Low-A before the Mets quickly decided they’d seen enough.
After posting a .422 OBP and stealing 32 bases across 79 games, Williams received the call to High-A Brooklyn, and since joining the Cyclones he’s done nothing but continue to shine out of the leadoff spot.
Williams reached base three more times, including another homer in Friday’s win. He’s now hitting .350 with a .480 OBP, 1.118 OPS, eight doubles, five home runs, 14 RBI, and nine stolen bases through 22 games.
Williams has been particularly hot of late, riding a 12-game hitting streak, and going deep in four of his last six games. Looking even further, the speedster is now hitting a scorching .350 with 12 doubles, seven homers, and 15 stolen bases over his last 35 games.
The 19-year-old has been putting his great bat-to-ball skills on display, but what’s stood out the most is his elite plate discipline. Over the first 111 games of his career, he’s posted a .429 OBP while drawing 92 walks and striking out 101 times.
“I’ve always had a pretty good eye at the plate,” Williams said. “For me it’s like I go up there and I’m the leadoff guy, I get up and I try to get on. If it’s not my pitch I’ll spit on it and wait for my pitch to come.”
The first-round pick also broke down his game for those who still aren’t familiar with him.
“Each and every day once I step on the field I’m trying my hardest and doing whatever I can to help my team win,” he added. “I play the game really hard with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder and I try to do all the little things right.”
Williams just continues to show he’s one of, if not, the top prospect in the organization. He rose up to the No. 2 spot in DeMayo’s midseason rankings and climbed his way into MLB Pipeline’s Top-100 prospects in all of baseball.
If he continues this torrid pace, Williams figures to start next season in the upper-levels of the minors, but for him, he just remains focused on taking things one day at a time.
“I feel like I’ve played a lot of games, but the biggest thing is just taking it day by day,” he said. “I just have to focus on the present and take care of my body, that’s really the most important thing to me.”